Industry News: PerkinElmer unveils advanced drug discovery and disease research solutions at SLAS2020

Workstations and high-content screening system automate workflows to help researchers generate invaluable insights

27 Jan 2020

PerkinElmer, Inc., has introduced new workstations and a high content screening system at SLAS2020 in San Diego (booth #929). These technologies automate workflows so that disease research and drug discovery professionals can improve productivity, increase reproducibility, and garner key insights. 

PerkinElmer will highlight these new systems, along with several key offerings from its comprehensive portfolio of instruments and reagents at SLAS2020:  

JANUS G3 Blood iQ Workstation: for biobanking workflows, it offers front end reformatting of plasma and buffy coat layers from centrifuged blood tubes, enabling highly reproducible, downstream genetic analysis.

Sciclone G3 NGSx HT Workstation: helps simplify the miniaturization of NGS library prep. Coupled with a new NEXTFLEX Rapid XP DNA-seq kit, this library preparation workflow is designed to enable researchers to increase their NGS throughput while decreasing their cost per reaction.

Opera Phenix Plus High Content Screening System: for fast response analysis of physiologically relevant model systems, this enhancement to PerkinElmer’s high content imaging platform adds fast frame rate image capture for assays such as cardiomyocyte beat rate monitoring. It also offers an optional liquid handling module to enable assays like Ca2+ flux, important to the study of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s. 

Designed to drive more relevant testing earlier in the drug discovery process, the Opera Phenix Plus system can also be used with two cell cultures, primary cells, 3D organoids, spheroids and microtissues. 

PerkinElmer will also showcase additional technologies that enable disease research and life sciences: LabChip GX Touch Nucleic Acid Analyzer; explorer G3 Integrated Workstations; MuviCyte Live-Cell Imaging Kit; VICTOR Nivo Multimode Microplate Reader; EnVision Multimode Plate Reader; and EnSight Multimode Plate Reader

SLAS attendees can learn about PerkinElmer’s industry-leading no-wash assay technologies including the Alpha, LANCE Ultra and HTRF assays.  The Alpha CETSA assays combine PerkinElmer’s Alpha and Pelago Biosciences' Cellular Thermal Shift assays (CETSA), which enable the assessment of target engagement in cell-based assays and generate more physiologically-relevant results.

“Advancing disease research and bringing new drugs to market quickly is often supported by innovative testing and analysis solutions that deliver fast, more accurate and reproducible results and novel insights,” said Alan Fletcher, VP/GM, Life Sciences at PerkinElmer. “These new offerings will help scientists and technicians meet key needs across critical lab workflows as they leverage our robust portfolio, spanning from instruments and software, plate readers and integrated workstations, to assays, reagents and services.” 

These products are for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

PerkinElmer’s experts will also deliver the following presentations at SLAS2020:

Monday, January 27, 2020

The Importance of Sample Management in Precision Medicine: A High-Throughput Biobanking Workflow Solution,” presented along with expert from the Brooks Life Sciences and Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR), 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Room #11A.  

An Automated Deep-Learning Workflow for Analyzing HCS Screens” 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Room #11B

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 

Technical and Workflow Considerations for cfDNA Applications” 9:30 – 10:15 a.m., Room #9 

Taking the Guesswork Out of NGS Library Prep Reaction Miniaturization” 
2:00 – 2:45 p.m., Room #9

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